It emerges that they had failed to follow two of the most basic rules of such research:This is troubling. For drug reforms to work, they need a competent government to do good research and create the necessary regulations around these dangerous substances.
• Make sure your sample is large enough
• Make sure you have a control group for comparison
Labour have been a total disaster around the issue of drugs. On top of the farce over the down-and-upgrading of cannabis, ignoring the advice on classifying ecstasy, and missing the opportunity to properly regulate legal highs, this latest fuck-up is the icing on the cake. And the signs are the Tories will be just as lamentable.